Cranford Calendar

Jun
26
Wed
2019
Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Food Truckfest @ CEC Research (Parking Lot)
Jun 26 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Food Truckfest @ CEC Research (Parking Lot) | Cranford | New Jersey | United States
Five local food trucks will be there offering a variety off lunch items. Come join us for a relaxing lunch on the lawn. For information, directions of weather updates please call 908.272.6114.
Sep
8
Sun
2019
Round-up Sunday Service & BBQ at Trinity Cranford @ Trinity Episcopal Church
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Round-up Sunday Service & BBQ at Trinity Cranford @ Trinity Episcopal Church | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Event Description: Holy Eucharist service with music, Sunday School start-up, a celebration of ministries, and fellowship BBQ. Everyone is welcome!

Oct
12
Sat
2019
OctoberFest Bar Crawl @ Cranford
Oct 12 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
OctoberFest Bar Crawl @ Cranford

New Bar Added! New Drink Specials! New Food Specials!

3pm – 5pm: Kilkenny House
4pm – 6pm: Thirsty Turtle
5pm – 7pm: Cranford Hotel
6pm – 8pm: Bar Americana
7pm – 9pm: Riverside Inn (“The Dive”)
8pm – 10pm: River & Rail

Stop by Urban Burger and Puff & Stuff anytime for a special discount the day of the crawl!

Oct
18
Fri
2019
Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Food Truckfest @ CEC Research (Parking Lot)
Oct 18 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Food Truckfest @ CEC Research (Parking Lot) | Cranford | New Jersey | United States
Five local food trucks will be there offering a variety off lunch items. Come join us for a relaxing lunch on the lawn. For information, directions of weather updates please call 908.272.6114.  
 
Oct
24
Thu
2019
2019 Cranford Township Commissioner Candidates’ Debate @ Cranford Municipal Building
Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm
2019 Cranford Township Commissioner Candidates' Debate @ Cranford Municipal Building | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The Cranford Jaycees and the Union Area League of Women Voters will be hosting the 2019 Township Committee Candidates’ Forum on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. in the Cranford Municipal Building, Council Chambers.

Come to hear and meet the Township Committee Candidates. There are two three-year term committee positions on the ballot this year. The candidates are Democrats Kathleen Miller Prunty and Brian Andrews, and Republicans Mary O’Connor and Philip Siliato.

An open forum will be provided for questions from the audience. All are invited to attend. TV35 will broadcast the forum live.

Oct
27
Sun
2019
Cranford 2019 Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Chunkin’ @ Cranford Community Center Parking Lot
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm
Cranford 2019 Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Chunkin' @ Cranford Community Center Parking Lot | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Cranford 2019 Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Chunkin’
1:00 pm Gathering & Registration (Cranford Community Center Parking Lot)

1:30 pm Judging
2:00 pm Parade
2:30 pm Pumpkin Chunkin (Gazebo at Fire Department)
Awards to follow

Oct
28
Mon
2019
‘Open for Business – Open for Everyone: Diversity and Inclusion Symposium’ @ Hamilton Stage
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
‘Open for Business – Open for Everyone: Diversity and Inclusion Symposium’ @ Hamilton Stage | Rahway | New Jersey | United States

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites business owners, managers and entrepreneurs to participate in the first Open for Business – Open for Everyone: Diversity and Inclusion Symposium scheduled for Monday, October 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hamilton Stage, 360 Hamilton Street in Rahway.

Seating is limited for the free symposium, and registration is required online at ucnj.org/lgbtq.

“The Freeholder Board is proud to offer programs that increase job creation and support business development for all people,” said, Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “The culture of equality creates trust, innovation and results in business growth.”

The free full-day symposium will focus on internal policies and practices to create an inclusive working environment for employees, LGBTQ+ 101 cultural competency training, understanding New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD), and best practices for being open for business to serve all people.

The scheduled panelists and speakers represent New Jersey government, corporate sector, small business, and workplace diversity.  Guests will have an opportunity to engage in important discussions with experts in their respective fields to foster a diverse, inclusive, accepting, welcoming space for employees and customers.

“The Diversity and Inclusion Symposium empowers business owners, managers and entrepreneurs to learn strategies that attract LGBTQ employees and customers to help meet their business goals,” said Freeholder Rebecca Williams, liaison to the Union County LGBTQ Ad Hoc Committee. “There is a cost to businesses when employees have to hide in plain sight. There is also a realized loss when customers are uncertain if they’ll be served by a business. This symposium offers participants an opportunity to join the equality movement and empowers you to be visibly open for business for all people.”

Organized by the Office of LGBTQ Affairs in partnership with Union County Means Business, the Office of Business Development, and UCEDC, the mission of the symposium is to realize the value of being open for business and open for everyone.

UCEDC is a private, non-profit economic development corporation, dedicated to boosting local economies and strengthening communities through business development and job creation.

Union County Means Business, administered by the Office of Business Development under the Department of Economic Development, is an economic development initiative of the Freeholder Board with the support of community partners.

Union County’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs, under the Department of Economic Development, was established by the Freeholder Board in 2018 and is the first and only county government office of its kind in the State of New Jersey.

The Office of LGBTQ Affairs provides a platform for leadership and collaboration to support equality, and serves as a catalyst for advocacy, awareness and action on current and emerging issues that impact the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals.

For more information about the Office of LGBTQ Affairs, contact Danni Newbury, Coordinator, at 908-527-4742 or [email protected] or visit ucnj.org/LGBTQ.

Nov
10
Sun
2019
Autumnal Dog Costume Contest @ Temple Sha’arey Shalom
Nov 10 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Autumnal Dog Costume Contest @ Temple Sha’arey Shalom | Springfield Township | New Jersey | United States

Temple Sha’arey Shalom, Springfield will be hosting it’s first costume contest for dogs! Prize categories – scariest, funniest , most creative. Registration time – 12:30 pm. Doggie parade and prizes – 2:00 pm. $10.00 entry fee. Refreshments will be sold.

Dec
7
Sat
2019
Breakfast with Santa Fundraiser at Trinity Cranford @ Trinity Episcopal Church (Sherlock Hall)
Dec 7 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Breakfast with Santa Fundraiser at Trinity Cranford @ Trinity Episcopal Church (Sherlock Hall) | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Pancake Breakfast – $7(Under 3 FREE); Photo with Santa – $7
Fun includes gift basket raffle, 50/50 tickets,
wreath sale, jewelry sale, crafts, and face painting
Contact: Tony (908) 276-4047
All are welcome

Dec
21
Sat
2019
Anthem turns 4! @ Anthem style & gift
Dec 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Anthem turns 4! @ Anthem style & gift | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

come celebrate our fourth year in business in Downtown Cranford this saturday evening with sweet treats, bubbly, & a free gift with purchase when you spend $100 or more!

saturday also kicks off our holiday extended hours- perfect opportunity to finish off that last minute shopping!

xo cori & the team at ANTHEM

Dec
22
Sun
2019
Trinity Cranford “Animal Project” Fundraiser @ Trinity Episcopal Church
Dec 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Trinity Cranford “Animal Project” Fundraiser @ Trinity Episcopal Church | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Trinity is collecting money for the Episcopal Relief & Development “Animal Project” to provide healthy animals and agricultural coaching to help generate sustainable food and income. All are invited to donate to this vital effort.

Dec
24
Tue
2019
Children’s Christmas Pageant, & Holy Eucharist: Rite II @ Trinity Episcopal Church
Dec 24 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Children’s Christmas Pageant, & Holy Eucharist: Rite II @ Trinity Episcopal Church | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Join Trinity’s children in re-enacting the birth of Jesus in the manger, a tradition that originated with St. Francis of Assisi on Christmas Eve 1223. Sing along with your favorite Christmas carols. Everyone is welcome!

Midnight Mass at Trinity Cranford with Christmas Carols @ Trinity Episcopal Church
Dec 24 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Midnight Mass at Trinity Cranford with Christmas Carols @ Trinity Episcopal Church | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Join Trinity’s children in re-enacting the birth of Jesus in the manger, a tradition that originated with St. Francis of Assisi on Christmas Eve 1223. Sing along with your favorite Christmas carols. Everyone is welcome!

Dec
25
Wed
2019
Christmas Day Mass at Trinity Cranford @ Trinity Episcopal Church
Dec 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Christmas Day Mass at Trinity Cranford @ Trinity Episcopal Church | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Come celebrate Christ’s birth with a solemn said service of scripture and Holy Eucharist Rite I. Everyone is welcome!

Jan
21
Tue
2020
Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce 2020 Kick-off & Retirement CelebrationParty @ Kick Glass Art Studio
Jan 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce 2020 Kick-off & Retirement CelebrationParty @ Kick Glass Art Studio | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to our annual Kick off Party for members and friends.
We will also celebrate the retirement of:
Dottie Baniewicz, Executive Director
Barbara Bilger, Secretary
Linda Leifer, Board Member

This is our first event of the year, specifically designed to kick-start your success in the coming year.
Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from our President, meet the new Executive Board, Board of Directors, as well as new and future members.

Food & drink included. $20pp. Click here to register.

Jan
29
Wed
2020
Multi Chamber Networking Event @ Galloping Hill Caterers
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Multi Chamber Networking Event @ Galloping Hill Caterers | Union | New Jersey | United States

$40 Members/$50 Non-members/$15 extra at the door. Buffet Dinner/Cash bar. Limited to 275 – Register Early. Click here to register. 

Feb
15
Sat
2020
Souper Stroll in Downtown Cranford @ Downtown Cranford
Feb 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

During the Fire and Ice event, a number of Downtown restaurants will be taking part in a “Souper Stroll.” From 1-3 PM on February 15th, stop by participating restaurants and warm up with samples of their delicious soups. Stay tuned for a list of participating restaurants!

Feb
19
Wed
2020
Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Breakfast with with the Mayor, Patrick Giblin @ Cranford Theater
Feb 19 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Breakfast with with the Mayor, Patrick Giblin @ Cranford Theater | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Join us for Breakfast/Networking/Mayor’s Comments and Q&A. Visit cranfordareachamber.com to register and pay online.

 

 

May
25
Mon
2020
The Borough of Roselle Park Annual Memorial Day Service
May 25 @ 10:00 am
The Borough of Roselle Park Annual Memorial Day Service

The Borough of Roselle Park Annual Memorial Day Service

For the first time, the Borough of Roselle Park’s annual Memorial Day Service will be conducted virtually,  due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on Monday, May 25th, 2020, at 10 a.m.

Residents can view the ceremony live on the Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library’s Facebook Page, the Borough’s YouTube Channel, Verizon TV Channel 32, and on Comcast TV Channel 34.

Mayor Sig and the Borough Council have requested that all residents take a moment to honor the men and women who have died serving our country. 

The  Memorial Day Service features an invocation by the Reverend Manuel Cruz Jr. of the Community United Methodist Church, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance by American Legion Post #60 Vice Commander Michael Connelly. Union County Vocational Technical High School student Angelyse Estevez will then sing the National Anthem.

Mayor Sig will then read the Honor Rolls of those who gave their lives for our country during World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War, and the Afghanistan War. The Roselle Park Fire Department will ring the bell in honor of our fallen veterans. 

The service will conclude with Benediction by Reverend Manuel Cruz Jr. of the Community United Methodist Church followed by “God Bless America” sung by Union County Vocational Technical High School Student Angelyse Estevez.

Mayor Sig and the American Legion Post #60 Vice Commander Michael Connelly will place memorial wreaths at the Doughboy monument and the Purple Heart monument at the Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library after the service. American Legion Post #60 will perform the traditional gun salute.

Residents visiting the Veterans Memorial Library after the ceremony are asked to respect social distancing guidelines. 

For more information, please contact Rupen Shah at the Casano Community Center, (908) 245-0666. 

Sep
24
Thu
2020
Annual Cranford Township Committee Candidates Forum @ Virtual Event
Sep 24 @ 8:00 pm
Annual Cranford Township Committee Candidates Forum @ Virtual Event

The Cranford Jaycees and the Union Area League of Women Voters will host the Annual Cranford Township Committee Candidates Forum on Thursday, September 24 at 8:00 p.m.

The candidates this year running for two seats on the Cranford Township Committee are Republicans Gina Black and Chrissa Stulpin, and Democrats Brian Andrews and Jason Gareis. The two incumbents, Mayor Patrick Giblin (D) and Commissioner Jean-Albert Maisonneuve (D) are not seeking reelection.

The forum is an opportunity for candidates to present their platforms and answer questions regarding topics of interest to the Cranford community. Due to COVID-19, the event will occur without a live audience this year. The forum will be broadcasted live on TV35 and on TV35’s Facebook page.

As in years past, questions will be solicited from the public for consideration of topics to be discussed. Questions can be submitted via email to [email protected]